A New Taxonomy of Persisting Objects

Topoi 34 (1):283-294 (2015)

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The paper presents a thorough exploration of the problem of persistence in a relativistic context. Using formal methods such as mereology, formal theories of location and the so called intrinsic formulation of special relativity we provide a new, more rigorous and more comprehensive taxonomy of persisting entities. This new taxonomy differs significantly from the ones that are present in the recent literature
Keywords Persistence  Mereology  Location  Minkowski Spacetime
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